Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $250,000 from Her Employer
BOSTON – A Windsor, Conn. woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mass. in connection with her theft of over $250,000 from her employer.
Angela M. Craig, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and is set to be sentenced on June 22, 2017 by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni.
From July 2012 through May 2014, Craig stole more than $250,000 from her Massachusetts employer by writing company checks to herself, forging her employer’s signature and then cashing or depositing the checks. Craig concealed her theft by entering false invoices in her employer’s accounting system and by failing to pay company bills and taxes.
The charge of wire fraud provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a maximum of three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.